Background: Gingival recessions: Definition and classification.- Etiology of gingival recessions. Prognostic factors: Prognosis: Defect related factors.- Prognosis: Patient related factors.- Prognosis: Operator related factors. Surgical implementation: Surgical procedures.- Critical elements in execution.
This book is an evidence-based guide to periodontal root coverage that provides up-to-date information on the etiology of gingival recession defects, prognostic factors relating to the defect, patient, or operator, and surgical techniques. Attention is drawn to critical elements in the execution of surgical procedures that can impact on outcomes. In order to ensure that the guidance reflects the highest level of evidence, the authors have undertaken an exhaustive literature search of the four main electronic databases (MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane Library, ScienceDirect, and EBSCOhost) for studies on root coverage, including randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and network meta-analyses. The aim is to supply readers with a truly reliable source of knowledge that will help them to navigate this complex field, in which numerous surgical procedures have been described, with great variability in clinical and statistical outcomes. The book will be of value to all who wish to improve their understanding of gingival recession defects and the techniques to achieve root coverage that offer the best long-term results.
Khadija Amine, DDS, is Professor in Periodontics and Head of the Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hassan II of Casablanca, Morocco. She holds Postgraduate Certificates in Oral Implantology and Advanced Techniques in Periodontal Plastic Surgery. She also holds university qualifications in Peri-implant Advanced Surgery (University of Paris XI), Advanced Studies in Immunology and Genetics (University of Hassan II of Casablanca), and Pedagogy of Medical Education (University of Hassan II of Casablanca). Pr. Amine is an active member of the Moroccan Society of Periodontology and Implantology. She is the author of international scientific publications in the fields of periodontology and implant dentistry.
Wafa El Kholti, DDS, is Research assistant in the Periodontics Department at University of Hassan II of Casablanca, Morocco. She obtained her degree in periodontics from the university of hassan II. She holds Postgraduate Certificates in Oral Implantology and Advanced Techniques in Periodontal Plastic Surgery. She is an actif member of the Moroccan Society of Periodontology and Implantology. She is a review and editor boards' member in international scientific journals. Dr. El Kholti's research interests focus on esthetic periodontal plastic and implant surgery. Dr. El Kholti is the author of international scientific publications in the fields of periodontal, plastic and implant surgery.
Jamila Kissa, DDS, is Professor of Periodontology at University of Hassan II of Casablanca, Morocco, with responsibility for the university degree in Periodontology. She is also Head of the Clinical Department of Periodontics at the university. She holds a Certificate of Postgraduate Studies in Oral Biology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Periodontology from the University of Paris V. She also holds qualifications in Medical Expertise and Legal Compensation for Bodily Injuries and Pedagogy from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hassan II of Casablanca. Dr. Kissa is a founding member and former president of the Moroccan Society of Periodontology and Implantology (SMPI) and represented the organization within the European Federation of Periodontology (2009-13). She is the author of many international scientific publications in the fields of periodontology and implant dentistry.